Robert Clay McGee, better known to everyone as Bob, passed away peacefully surrounded by his daughters on March 27, 2018 at the age of 85.
Visitation will be held at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico, Missouri on Friday, March 30th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 31st at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at East Lawn Cemetery.
Bob was born on November 14, 1932 to Oren & Vergie McGee in Mexico, Missouri where he lived his entire life. He was an incredibly proud father of three daughters; Carol Gallaher of Mexico, Debbie (Gerald) Quigley of Nixa and Alycia (Penny) McGee of Columbia. He had three grandchildren; Ashley (Corey) Conway of O'Fallon, Angie (Michael) White of Springfield and Aaron (Kim) Quigley of Nixa. Bob was also blessed to have seven great-grandchildren; Callie, Carson, Malea, Lucas, Landen, Montgomery and Zailor. He was proceeded in death by his parents.
Bob was a Mexico Bulldog through and through and was immensely proud to have played football for Coach Payne Muir. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Bob was President of the Missouri Meat Packers Association, President of the Mexico Jaycee's and a 60 year life member of the Mexico Lion's Club. He worked tirelessly with the Lion's Club to help support community projects.
Bob owned and operated McGee Packing Company for 40 years along side his father, Oren. McGee Packing Company also worked with the University of Missouri on gallstone research. Some products were shipped as far away as Japan and China.
We lost a good man this week. He was a down-home guy who would never claim to know it all but to everyone who filled in around his life, he was as wise as they came. The kind of guy who leaned over the fence post to shake your hand in trust. He made a lot of deals throughout the years and the best ones were confirmed by his strong hand and honest heart. Bob simply loved people. He was the most genuine and loyal father, grandpa and a friend to anyone who crossed his path. He never met a stranger and was very generous with his time and devotion to helping those in need.
Memorials may be made to the Mexico Lion’s Club, The Help Center, or the Donor’s Choice in care of Arnold Funeral Home.
Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com